FIM position: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) cover a wide range of systems and applications and provide personal assistance to drivers. In this context we mean ADAS for cars. ADAS can draw attention to approaching traffic and stationary or slow moving vehicles, signal road users in the drivers blind spot and provide prior knowledge of the traffic situation ahead. Some systems actively interfere by braking, by applying additional braking force or interfering with the steering or speed of the vehicle. In a number of situations, ADAS can completely take over the task of the driver. ADAS can work autonomously or in connection with other vehicles (V2V) or with the infrastructure (V2I/I2V).
Effects of ADAS on motorcycles
- Riders can benefit from ADAS by better conspicuity. ADAS devices can also prevent situations where drivers are not aware of motorcyclists, especially situations where a car is crossing the lane of oncoming traffic, or when a car driver’s vision is obscured at crossings.
- The situation will occur where many motorcycles belong to a declining minority of non-automated and non-connected vehicles, which can cause risks if ADAS devices in cars assume connectivity and digital conspicuity.
Conditions for ADAS to be safe and acceptable for motorcycles
- Motorcycles differ from bicycles and pedestrians in speed and acceleration. ADAS devices should be developed with all kinds of vulnerable road users in mind and should always be tested with motorcycles.
- ADAS devices must be developed and tested with non-ADAS equipped road users in mind.